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  • His favourite word is china.

Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 56% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter An evening of music and poetry to remember the lives lost in the tragic Flight #PS752 plane crash. Many thanks to T… https://t.co/3npXmNucKl

Posted on Twitter A wonderful reception hosted tonight by Consul General Takako Ito in honour of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s b… https://t.co/1YJI3JOY07

Posted on Twitter Today, I thanked our friends in #Japan for their help in getting Canadians on board the #DiamondPrincess back home.… https://t.co/Ac6ATIzRCq

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to address the issue that has been brought forward by the member of Parliament for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan. Huseyin Celil ...

Posted on Twitter Had the pleasure to meet with @INakamitsu to discuss the important upcoming quinquennial Review Conference of the T… https://t.co/I6jFFs8vgO

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Très heureux d’avoir fait votre connaissance aujourd’hui @kareen_rispal. Hâte de travailler ensemble! https://t.co/awxPZOSb3K

Posted on Twitter It`s #IReadCanadian Day! Celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature by reading a Canadian… https://t.co/QSLUZbi8vh

This week

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs Let me be very clear, Mr. Speaker. Ensuring the safety and security of Canadians abroad and at home is our top priority. We have been engaged ...

Spoke in the House on Ukraine International Flight 752 Mr. Speaker, now more than ever as families grieve, as families try to make sense of this situation, it is important for us to be united ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, our foreign policy is based on renewing a rules-based international order that Canadians have built together, protecting universal human rights, supporting democracies. We are ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you. I didn't name any names. I am saying this is not about you; this is about Canada's relationship with China. I'm no expert on ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the agreement on social security between Canada and the ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations Thank you, Mr. Chair. I start by offering huge thanks from members of the Liberal caucus for your work. I think 2020 has been one of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I welcome this opportunity to reiterate that the Government of Canada takes safety and security of Canadians abroad and at home very seriously. From ...

Spoke in the House on Health Madam Speaker, I will first congratulate the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan for his elevation to the front bench. It is wonderful to see him there. ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canada-India Relations Madam Speaker, on this side of the House we know how important it is for Canadians to deliver a strong message on the world stage. Our ...

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Canada-China Relations I'm just going to suggest that once these initial briefings are done and the ambassador has spoken, there should be a good subcommittee meeting to then ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Canada-China Relations committee on Election of Chair Thank you very much for this. I want to state the position on this side of the table very clearly. We are absolutely in favour of ...

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank all the committee members on both sides for being here and for exercising both their privilege and their ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-100, An Act to implement the Agreement between ... Thank you, Mr. Dhaliwal. My question is for Ms. Dey from the Council of Canadians. My question is regarding your modelling on the effects of a ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situations in Somalia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo Yes a voice without vote, my role. Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity. It's great to be on this committee now as parliamentary secretary. In ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of ... Yes. I have another concern from the other side of this equation, and it may be I'm seeing the glass half full, as opposed to the ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist MPs agree to urgent summer study of asylum seekers surge "I believe what the committee decided today was to ensure that Canadians hear the truth, get the story from the government about what their work is, what they are doing, what remains to be done," said Liberal MP and committee chairman Rob Oliphant ...

Mentioned by Hill Times MPs defend taking trips paid by lobbyists, foreign governments, but some say the practice needs review From left: Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Conservative MP Mike Lake, Liberal MP Ali Ehsassi, Conservative MP James Bezan, and Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld are some of the 72 MPs who went on sponsored trips abroad in 2017. The Hill Times file photograph ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by indiablooms Canada: Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India, says Indian Consulate General in ... Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, dignitaries like John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Mi media nister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Diplomatic dos: Labour Minister Hajdu marks Finland's centenary; Kazakhstan, Qatar celebrate Liberal MP Rob Oliphant, Finnish Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen, and Liberal MP Don Rusnak at Finland's 100th Independence Day celebration at the ambassador's home on Dec. 6. Photograph courtesy of Cynthia Münster. Pirjetta Manninen, spouse of the ambassador ...

Mentioned by The South Bayview Bulldog Lose your keys on Millwood? Here's a late photo/video mix MP Rob Oliphant had Premier Wynne at his side (and two gentlemen) for pictures at his New Year's levee Saturday at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on Lawrence Ave. Nice. But seriously, did you lose your keys on Millwood Rd. between Cleveland St. and ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day